Old All Mountain guy. XC racer from the 80s and 90s that went full freeride through the 2000s and now at 53 am still ripping the steeps.

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bansheeridermike seb-stott's article
Oct 2, 2023 at 7:56
Oct 2, 2023
First Ride: Nukeproof Megawatt Carbon With SRAM Powertrain
@chakaping: What people that have not spent a lot of time riding full power ebikes do not get is that it does not matter if the bike is 50lb or 60lb. Once you get used to a heavier bike it is not noticeable. The heavier bike actually feels more planted and still gets air no problem when you want. I have been on a Range VLT for 8 months and would not want the light ebike. The most important thing is battery size and anything less than 900wh is not enough. There have been plenty of 4-5 hour ebike rides where a 750wh would not have made it.
bansheeridermike henryquinney's article
Jul 31, 2023 at 12:45
Jul 31, 2023
Review: Cannondale Habit Carbon LT1
The geometry of this bike in size medium is almost identical to the geometry of the Yeti 130LR from 2019, the Yeti being 137mm/160mm travel. Funny how things come back around.
bansheeridermike dariodigiulio's article
Jul 4, 2023 at 10:48
Jul 4, 2023
First Look: The Berria Bravo is a 28mm Travel Hardtail
If not the stupidest, then one of the stupidest bikes ever invented.
bansheeridermike remymetailler's article
Jun 26, 2023 at 6:17
Jun 26, 2023
Video: Riding Vancouver Island's 'Mini Squamish' with Rémy Métailler
It may be called Hind Grinder now, but it's actual original name was Grinder. The entrance was off the original Breathless and you had to hike and bike across the hill to get to the original entrance which was a high up large log that had to be ridden across a chasm.
bansheeridermike remymetailler's article
May 25, 2023 at 12:08
May 25, 2023
Video: Rémy Métailler Joins Reece Wallace to Ride his Backyard & Local Trails
Mt Benson, best riding on Vancouver Island. Rode Meat Draw last weekend and it was in great shape. I do prefer to go to the summit and start with Chainsaw Ridge into Meat Draw though.
bansheeridermike mikekazimer's article
Apr 24, 2023 at 12:25
Apr 24, 2023
Review: Crestline RS 75/50 EEB
@mikekazimer, what are your thoughts when comparing it to the new Norco C1 Range VLT? The Range has a couple of the changes you mentioned, a 63 degree head angle and 462mm chainstays.
bansheeridermike IndustryNineOfficial's article
Apr 12, 2023 at 10:15
Apr 12, 2023
Industry Nine Announces New EN300 Aluminum Wheelset
My last set of I9 Hydras: Front and rear hub bodies cracked, two broken rear axles as well as the above mentioned bearing and freehub maintenance issues. Definitely not the most reliable hubs out there.
bansheeridermike mattbeer's article
Mar 10, 2023 at 12:34
Mar 10, 2023
bansheeridermike christinachappetta's article
Feb 25, 2023 at 16:27
Feb 25, 2023
Video: Are E-Bikes For REAL Mountain Bikers?
@jclnv: Wow, so angry! Easy to tell who has an empty, unhappy life. I hope things get better for you soon!
bansheeridermike christinachappetta's article
Feb 25, 2023 at 14:43
Feb 25, 2023
Video: Are E-Bikes For REAL Mountain Bikers?
@GeneralGroovus: Same here. More and more people I know are getting into ebikes after decades of riding and racing regular mtbs. This too includes, a world XC champion, national champions, freeride legends and a bunch of riders who raced world cup circuits and at the olympics for Canada. All of these riders, names that would be recognized by many, do not ride because they are sponsored, they ride ebikes because they are fun and after decades of suffering on the climbs it is fun not to suffer.
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